Post # 1
So I have these two vase things on either side of our front door that currently have just a mix of springy/summer flowers. I honestly do not even know what type of flowers they are, just that they need relatively little direct sunlight and to be watered regularly. I am by no means a green thumb type of person– but I am trying!
Now that it is fall, I want to switch them out for a more fall plant. I saw some yesterday at Kroger that were gorgeous hues of yellow, burnt orange and red. The question is, what do I do with these plants? Do I replant them somewhere in the yard, or put them in another vase and try to salvage them through the winter? They aren’t looking great, but they aren’t dead, either. I hate to just throw them out…. suggestions?
Our winters are relatively cold, with the occasional snow. Not sure if they would even survive the Fall, much less anything cooler than that!
For reference, this is front entrance with the current flowers/vases:
ETA: I know this is a stupid question!
Post # 3
@Mrs_Amanda: Well if they’re annuals there’s not much point in replanting them. I usually just put those into the greenwaste pile once they’re out of season. I can’t really tell what kind of flowers they are from the picture. Otherwise you could try to re-pot them or plant them in a flower bed.
Post # 4
Hard to see exactly what they are… but at first glance they look like Petunias (purple & white flowers in the farthest vase), which are Annuals… so as soon as the frost comes, they are going to die off permanently.
Wikipedia – Petunias = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petunia
If they are annuals, you can indeed just dump out the pots and put in something else.
Not sure what the Fall Flowers you saw were, but they do sound nice for the season.
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
@This Time Round:
I can’t remember at all what they are, I don’t think annuals. .. although I could be wrong! Thanks for the feedback, I’m trying to spruce up the entry way. I feel like it looks a little plain, I added a wreath recently, maybe that helps some
Post # 6
What if you put those new plants (I’m assuming the new ones are mums?), in a pot in front of the other pots, on the floor so they are visually stacked. 🙂 Or next to the post? You can plant both petunias and mums in the ground if you wanted. Mums like sandy, drier soil, so once a week watering, full sun. 🙂